KW Commercial / Keller Williams Realty

About KW Commercial / Keller Williams Realty

The sponsored company in this internship program is Keller Williams Worldwide (“KW”), which is the #1 real estate franchise in the USA, the world’s largest real estate franchise, and the #1 training organization (of any business type) in the world. Each office is independently owned and operated. Russell Bernstein's office is the #1 office in a variety of categories in the entire Southern Region of the United States. Russell is registered as a Commercial Real Estate Agent specifically with the office doing business as KW Commercial 889-9898 & Keller Williams Realty 4550100. The EIN number for this office is in the attachments.

The program administrator, Russell Bernstein, is an award-winning "business broker". He helps people value, buy, and sell businesses that include the lease or sale of real estate. He is a 2020 CityBusiness MoneyMakers Honoree (because of what his internship program accomplished during the onset of COVID), a 2019 Economic Development Ambassador for the New Orleans Business Alliance, and the 2018 Rising Star Awardee from the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Association of REALTORS in 2018.

Russell is also a member of the International Business Broker's Association and the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Association of Realtors. He has the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the IBBA, and he is one of 500 people in the USA with a CBI, the only one within 50 miles of New Orleans with a CBI, only 1 of 2 within 100 miles with a CBI, and only 1 of 3 in Keller Williams globally with a CBI. He also has an MBA.

In terms of leadership and training experience, Russell has coached at every level from age-group sports to the National team level, and he has this coaching experience on 3 different continents and with players who speak zero English. He has also started 10 non-profit organizations at the local, regional, national, and global level, one with 1500 members nationwide in a foreign country. Also in a foreign country, he was once a Head Teacher for a flagship branch of a national franchise.


Graphic Design Intern

August 2020 - December 2020 New Orleans, LA
“I am grateful Russell Bernstein allowed me to explore opportunities in marketing and enhancing my skills in graphic design by accepting me as a media intern in the KW internship program. Throughout the program, I was able to strengthen my communication skills by working with interns from all over the world and in different time zones. Russell facilitates great teamwork that we learn from him is essential so you never feel alone even in a remote internship. I was able to become more organized and efficient in time management by following the record-keeping system Russell teaches us and this has followed me into other projects I take on. Russell pushed me to become a leader and helped me become more confident as a team member and a go-getter who finds projects they want to do. As a media intern, I was able to work with businesses outside the internship on graphic design because of Russell’s influence and help. Overall, I would not have learned how to operate as a marketing and graphic design professional without Russell’s guidance.”

Diversity and Inclusion

June 2020 - November 2020 Boston, MA
“I enjoyed doing real, consequential, work. It can be hard to find valuable experience as a student- this internship challenges you to seek out hard work while rewarding you with skills can be translated into the work force. I was also able to take on projects and roles that I wouldn't have been able to as an entry level employee at a mega corporation and I got to meet people from all over the world. ”
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